Amelie
Amelie

Amelie

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: (212) 533-2962
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday: 11am to 12am, Monday : 5:00pm - 12:00am, Tuesday- Thursday 11:30am to 12am Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00am

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Provencal, French, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Weekly events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 5th Ave. & Mac Dougal St.
  • Public Transit: W 4 St (A, B, C, D, E, F, M). Christopher St - Sheridan Sq (1, 2). 8 St - NYU (N, R).
  • Parking: No
A word from Amelie
With its euro-chic décor, sensual lighting and "the best bar music in the city," Amélie bar has changed the way good wine is enjoyed and consumed. Patrons appreciate the generous pour, the low turnover of the staff, the international flair, and the great choice of good wines at fair prices.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
Amelie reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (92)fit for foodies (74)neighborhood gem (65)romantic (55)hot spot (44)special occasion (40)vibrant bar scene (39)late-night find (30)good for groups (27)great for brunch (15)great for lunch (11)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • foodiesVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This is such a gem that I hesitate to share the location of this place. This is a perfect local hangout place, and thats why it is always packed. The staffs are very friendly and attentive. The food is outstanding at a reasonable price. This will stay on my fav restaurant list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, wine and share plates
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We loved the service, most friendly and helpful waiter ever! The wine and cheese were fabulous. There was a nice variety in the selection of share plates and they were tasty. A group of us went after 10 and got a great table in the back with plenty of privacy and room to spread out. The decor and music were more NYU bar scene than upscale but that made it a bit more fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome find!
    DvS1VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Everything we ordered was prepared perfectly. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful with wine and food recommendations. I can't say enough good things about this place. The steak tartare was uniquely flavored without straying too far from the French standard. The escargots melted in your mouth. We ordered three entree and split everything. The pork was perfect. The filet, fantastic. The trout, terrific! You must eat here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Hfergy
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The service was impeccable and the food was delicious! Beautiful decor and excellent ambiance:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday. It's kind of romantic, but the tables are too close together. However, the staff moved us to a corner table where we had more privacy and they brought the desert out with a candle and sang Happy Birthday to my boyfriend. The food was really great and the staff is friendly and pleasant. I will definitely come back here for another occasion or just for dinner and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Accomodating
    Stevo
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Took my girlfriend here for our two year anniversary. George took care of us, I placed an order of flowers and had it delivered to the restaurant. He placed it on a private table in the back. Food was amazing. The goat cheese and the duck confit with two orders of the wine flight was good enough for us. We were on a time crunch and made it out within an hour and a half with time for the creme brulee.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable!
    Tuffcrowd
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Yes the seats and tables are a bit cramped, but the food and service absolutely make up for this small inconvenience in every way. Very lively spot. Food was delicious . Four of us shared four tapas and three entrees and wine of course, and had no room for dessert! The waiters were friendly and helpful, bringing us each wine samples as we each tried a different type of wine . All were delicious . Food and wines are well priced considering the quality af the meal! Would definitely recommend, and hope to visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and Service
    Jakob
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Went there for my wifes 30th birthday celebration and everything was spot on! They even provided a complementary dessert with lit candle as well as singing happy birthday. Ad to that exceptional good food and wine at very reasonable prices and you have a winning concept. Would recommend anytime.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cozy Atmosphere
    Mausi
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Originally we wanted to only stay for Happy Hour but we stayed on for dinner. We just didn't want to leave. The manager, it was on Nov 4th on a Tuesday, I think his name is Jo???? - he is from Barcelona - was so amazingly attentive. He had a glass of bubbly for all 7 of us and even crème caramel for me for my Bday. All was complimentary. So sweet. The service is phenomenal: quick, attentive and nice with a French touch. The "cheese balls" are to die for and the wine comes in beautiful glasses and well filled. There is no difference in service or glasses for Happy Hour. It is amazing for only $8. If you haven't been there - go check it out TODAY.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect french bistro
    Laura
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I am french so to find the right spot can be difficult but not anymore. Amélie has real french food, the cheese, the charcuterie, the desert, the Wine, entrée everything feels like home and all that for à good price. Do not hesitate go there. L'un des meilleurs restaurant français de New York
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for our group
    wehoclose
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We made a reservation for six of us for dinner. The place was great. Delicious food and a very very good value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Enchanting place
    lovelyplace
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Not only the place is beautiful.. Food and service are outstsnding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD TAPAS IN WEST VILLAGE
    1KTravelerVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Although the restaurant accepted my Opentable reservation at 11:30pm, I arrived to find the kitchen had closed for the evening. They did serve me a cheese and charcuterie plate which was very good. The wine selections were nice and paired well with the food offerings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great date spot
    Chocolaterain72
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I've been here a couple of times. Always a fantastic experience. A great place for a first date, with a phenomenal happy hour. The pistachio goat cheese is off the chain. The service isn't super attentive. But not in a bad way. Whenever you need attention or need something cleared, someone is there to do it, and when not they stay out of your way. Just a great place.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • eating4thesoul
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Food was moderate but nothing that I will be really see myself going back for.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Celebration
    RuvyG
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Came here for my anniversary, which I noted in my reservation. When we came in, Jacques, the manager for that evening, congratulated us and set us up with the table of our choice. Our waiter, Juon, was also congratulatory. When we started thinking about what we wanted to eat, Juon has recommendations and opinions which I always appreciate in a waiter. The cheese plate was awesome and massive, and came complemented with endless crispy French baguettes. The wine we had was spot-on. We both had the fish but were already too full to finish. Dessert was excellent as well and came with two complementary glasses of champagne. Highly recommended for awesome ambiance, excellent staff, and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent French Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We were a party of 5 celebrating a birthday. Really nice food. Favorites of the night were the steak tartar, flat bread pizza, escargot, duck confit, banana creme brulee and chocolate mousse. Great location. Would definitely return. A great value
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In need of fois gras and wine
    Natty
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My parents were in from California (where fois gras is banned in restaurants) so I took a lot of time and consideration to the French restaurant we had to go to and found Amelie. IT WAS PHENOMENAL Great service and wine, excellent fois gras and shockingly affordable given the delicious menu, packed reservation list and cozy ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Dinner
    Atlfoodie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Had a 7:45 reservation, seated immediately. Unfortunately, no one came to our table for about 10 minutes. The host noticed this and took our drink order. After about another ten minutes, I flagged a guy down and asked if he was our waiter and he said no, but that he would take care of us. Our food was delicious and the cheese the waiter recommended was some of the best I've had. Even though the night began rocky, I was happy overall with the food and wine at Amelie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Excellent
    Eileen
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Wonderful evening with friends and family, service was exceptional, and the food was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for quick meal in village
    Gourmet007VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We stopped here before an event at NYU. We didn't have time for a complete dinner so we ordered salads and wine which was substantial and tasty. We will be back again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    MelissaSheawase
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My friends and I went here for the first time for my birthday. Benjamin was our waiter and I have NEVER had such an amazing experience. He had endless knowledge on the cheeses for the cheese platter but also for wines and cocktails. He was so incredibly passionate and friendly and welcoming that we were for certain that he was the owner, only to find out that he was the newest member of their staff. The food and drinks were fabulous and Benjamin was certainly the ICING on the cake. It was an unforgettable experience and we will DEFINITELY be returning!! Thank you so much for an amazing birthday dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great little Bistro & Wine Bar
    NYC4HDL
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a reservation, and arrived 5 minutes early. All tables were full, but there were bar seats. Was seated about half-way through a glass of wine (less that 10 minutes)... Very tight table spacing, and a high noise-level... Great wine list. with a lot of selections by the glass, and some very nice bottles. Very eclectic menu (be sure to ask about the specials)! Accommodating and welcoming service -- all-in-all, a great experience. ...and we will have to come back (perhaps on a slower night) to sip wines, and try more of the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love this restaurant
    Darling
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    great place to eat like you are in France. the service is excellent. the owners/bartenders are great, they recommend food that can be pair with excellent wine selection. price is okay, but it can add up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New favorite spot!
    ang3lwings
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    It was my first time there and I went with a date. The ambiance was nice with a great selection of wine. We ordered a bunch of appetizers and they were all amazing! I especially loved the goat cheese, so good!! Definitely will go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stellar Customer Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Our waiter brought over our food in about 10 minutes flat with a recommend bottle of wine to boot. He was kind, informative, funny and wasn't intrusive at all. He checked in at perfect times and made sure we had a great time. Thanks so much!! Will definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small cozy delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This place is a little gem near Greenwich Village and the staff there are all French and incredibly friendly. I brought my girlfriend and she speaks French so the waitstaff was very enthusiastic about making us feel comfortable by helping her improve her French as well as teaching me a few words. The food was fantastic and came at the right moments. Wine list is extensive and they have great recommendations. Would come back with a group of friends for more fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was better the first time
    Jules
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I came here a few months ago with my boyfriend for dinner and we fell in love with the place! The food was amazing, most notably the mussels, so we decided to bring our friends here. The mussels this time were not as great (a lot of them were still closed, so were pretty disappointing). The service was also a bit slow, especially for us to get the bread and starters. I'd still come back, and hopefully the next time will be more like the first time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    Disappointing
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Went here with a group of four. While the wine list is solid and well priced, the place is cramped and we didn't love the food. The crostini's were too crunchy and the chicken liver mousse had a bit too much wine for our tastes. The "flatbread" of the flatbread pizza was a super thin cracker, barely able to hold the toppings, and with almost no added flavor. The service was friendly and the prices aren't terrible, but I'd go somewhere else for food in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • one word? awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    food, drinks, service - all excellent, will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy
    VillageFave
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We dined here for our wedding anniversary. Saturday night had no reservation openings, so we went on a Sunday evening for an early dinner at 6:30pm. The restaurant was already hopping, but there were open tables. The bartender seated us in a nice window seat and the service was prompt and friendly after that. My husband devoured the mussels and trout. He soaked up the broth from the muscles with good chewy baguette. I had the Amelie salad, which was fresh and lightly dressed in truffle oil vinaigrette. We drank a crisp, dry Riesling. The wait staff was excellent and very friendly. Speak French with them is you want some added fun. The noise level came form happy conversationalists.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Remember Paris!
    mlbdinesout
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My sister and I went to this French restaurant in part because menu included escargot and creme brulee. We were not disappointed with either. My salmon and her duck were also very tasty. We each had a wine flight -- one champagne, one white and one red -- a nice accompaniment to the meal. The staff was attentive and helpful. Definitely would go here again, but would hope they'd turn the music down for early diners.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French spot
    prinmel
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great food, great wine, great service. Everything here is outstanding, will definitely stay in my list of hotspot to go
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lady
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This was our second visit. My only "dislike" would be that it is extremely noisy -- difficult to communicate with dining partner. However, despite the noise -- we came back because the food is so great. We were again quite delighted with the food. Wonderful carrot ginger soup,. My husband had a beet salad and said it was the best beet salad he has ever had (and he has had many beet salads!!) We will go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good for happy hours only
    chelchelVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    table is to tight to each other, music too loud, hard to hear people talk. food is so so.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service and tables too close
    Moodyfoodie
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The service wasn't that great there was only one person serving. Tables were too close to each other very cramped
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great french restaurant! Truly french! Awesome food, great ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ngla
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The waiter Jonathan was superb. Gave us excellent choices for wine, always attentive, friendly and professional. Food was delicious. We are not 'large dinner" folks but rather like an array of tapas. Filled but not full. Definitely would return.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Arepa74
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I absolutely love the food I have had at this restaurant each of the four time I have been there. Brook trout delicious. Ceviche delicious. Pork delicious. Grilled octopus delicious Plus some very funny owners and waiters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lady
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great food. Enthusiastic friendly service. Noise level was high especially with a large table of young ladies celebrating a birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.